Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has strong notes of lemon, brettamyces, and some caramel. The flavor is sour with notes of wood, brettanomyces, over ripe berries, and lemon, leading to a tart finish. Thanks fiulijn for giving this.
yespr (33077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is lacto and roasted malty. Dark fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Citric and bitter flavoured. Citric miljy finish with a nice roasted note.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a warm orangey brown with a dissipating beige head. Lots of tartness in the nose, woody, metallic and vinous. Medium body, lactic tartness, caramel, dried fruit, metal and blood. Woody finish. 231109
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy mahogany pour covered by a lasting off-white foam. That one required a bit of warmth before opening up. Its gentle toasty malts bear a certain branches/leafiness with acetic metallic undertones. Not woody for a sour beer. While not agressive, the alcohol was easily noticeable, I’d have guessed a solid 8%. Interesting fruity depth randing from blueberries/cherries to more citrusy/orangey fruits, enhancing the acidity with their malic and citric parts. Convincing lactic acidity cuts through the almost minimal residual sugars. The yeast actually displays a fine character, hesitating between cleanliness and mustiness from sip to sip. A convincing attempt, also delivered with tight, actively foamy palate consisting of fine, small bubbles. Looking forward to more.
GRM (3122) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 7,5 dl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 1 2009; eye: dark brown with mahogany hue, opaque, slight ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: sourness, cherry, light roasted malt, slight alcohol, slight Brettanomyces; mouth: sourness, cherry, caramel, malt, slight Brettanomyces, finale in sourness with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, slightly sweet and lactic, mildly sour; overall: interesting
Bouteille brune, 7,5 dl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 1 novembre 2009; œil : brune foncée avec des reflets acajou, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, cerise, léger malt torréfié, très léger alcool, très léger Brettanomyces; bouche : aigreur, cerise, caramel, malt, très léger Brettanomyces, finale en aigreur avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée et lactique, moyennement aigre; en résumé : intéressante
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Cherries and berries proliferate alongside a balsamic vinegar nudge before vinous flavors, earthy rusticity, and wise tartness complete each sip of this wonderful Oud Bruin.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam decorates the hazy burgundy-tinged brown.
-Apricots are not very apparent in the flavor profile, yet the fruit character is well developed.
-Even though on paper this is not your typical Oud Bruin, the end result is pretty close to being authentic.
-Brettanomyces and lactobacillus are perfectly integrated to the flavor profile.
-The mouthfeel is very healthy, made of soft carbonation and a huggable body.
-The fruitiness is somewhat cut off in the finish, leaving the way for earthiness and light hop bitterness.
-It is clear this brewer knows what he’s doing; I’m looking forward to trying a lot more of his brews!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to some swiss chap that brought some awsome bottles to a random tasting at the rake. Alround rating: Pcked full of brett, pale malt, noteably yeasty, tart but the cleaness is distorted a bit by the dusty character. Interesting sour.
Bov (9905) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
my swiss beer number 1000 ! - courtesy of Laurent Mousson - it pours a cloudy reddish-brown colour with almost no foam left (only some shy beige traces subsist); sourish nose of vinegar, prunes and apricot; vinous; sweet and sour with a moderate but regular carbonation; decent malt backbone; the finish is quite dry with long sourish notes and deep fruity tones; well-brewed, very enjoyable and to the point: business as usual from Trois Dames
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-07-25, bottle, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Mahogany color with red shades; small creamy head. The aroma is initially a mix of lactic sourness and chocolate; there is also a light fruit touch, very light acetone; then the acetone disappears and some more apricots show up. The body is well structured, maltier than other Oud Bruin; there is less apricot than when I tried it from the tank; the light acetone may be disturbing; but overall it’s well balanced, and it may gain complexity in some time.
2009-04-04, "Mange, c’est de la bière!" at the brewery, from the maturation tank, brewed in Sept 2008, 7 months old, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Brewed using a locally produced apricot wine, 2 years old
Hazy dark amber color. Nice lactic aroma, harmonious, a bit fruity, delicate. Good body strength, dynamic caramel flavor, with light residual sweetness, light acidity and fruitness, well mixed. Correct bitterness. Balanced. Very interesting.